Three people arrested after the bodies of two babies are discovered in a house in South Wales | UK News

Two babies were found dead in a house on an estate on the outskirts of Bridgend over the weekend, prompting a police investigation and shocking the surrounding community.

South Wales Police say two men, aged 37 and 47, and a woman, 29, have been arrested on suspicion of concealing the birth of a child after the distressing discovery at Wildmill, a 55-year-old Radburn estate.

Residents expressed shock and dismay at the plight of the infants – apparently twins – but little is known about the detained suspects, who lived in the three-storey property in Maes-Y-Felin.

A police cordon restricted access to the end terrace house where the babies were found and a heavy police presence remained throughout Monday. Forensic officers in white coveralls and face masks were seen moving in and out of the property, while a small tent was erected at the rear.

A van from florist Precious Petals arrived with a delivery of flowers.

Bridgend Central Independent Councilor Steven Bletsoe, who was born and raised in Wildmill, was at the scene. He said, “It’s distressing. I have just spoken to South Wales Police and the basis of what they have already released is distressing to residents.

“We don’t know any more. We ask the public not to speculate as this is a very distressing and delicate situation and the gaps do not need to be filled in by members of the public.

“We ask the police to be given the time and respite to carry out a very complex and delicate investigation here, which will allow the facts to be confirmed and made public in due course.”

Bletsoe added: “I don’t know anything about the people who live there. I’m a city councillor, it’s my job to know the electorate. I don’t know anything about the people who lived there.

“Wildmill is an incredibly strong community,” he added. “Lots of people with a good heart. I tell everyone I’m from here. It’s a community that has its heart on its sleeve.

Another resident said she was “sorry”. ” It’s shocking. It’s a beautiful area, I’ve never heard of anything like it before. We are all very upset.

The discovery was made on Saturday. Officers were called to the home shortly before 8 p.m.

Superintendent Marc Attwell, of South Wales Police, said: ‘This is a very distressing incident, and we urge anyone with information to contact us.

“There will be a visible police presence in the area as the thorough investigations continue and we encourage anyone with information or concerns to speak to the officers.”

Huw David, the leader of Bridgend County Borough Council, said: ‘This is shocking and tragic news, and the people of Wildmill are supporting each other closely as South Wales Police carry out their inquiries into Classes.

“The council offers the police its full cooperation and reminds people of the importance of remaining calm and avoiding speculation while the investigation is ongoing.”

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